Ride Him, Cowboy, aka The Hawk, was the first of the six
Warners Westerns starring John Wayne that came out in the early 30s. Like the
others it has a runtime of under an hour, is in black & white and features pretty
corny dialogue but is noticeably better than the three dreadful clunkers he was
forced into doing for Harry Cohn at Columbia. And he was the headline star again. The Warners contract must have
seemed like a release.